Rule 4: Always Do Your Best

Apologia Somehow the uproar over my blog not being updated daily hasn't reached me yet. I'm sure that someone somewhere may have noticed - or not. Either way, my neglect doesn't mean that I don't…

Triumph of Logic

Sisyphus I have been besieged lately by people requesting my help with their homework. Chemistry, Physics, Algebra, Visual Basic, Google Docs, etc. I am flattered and this is great teaching experience, but, as with everything,…

Growing Up Is Hard

What Now? Now that I have gotten what I wanted - a place of my own, I have to figure out how to manage my life. I didn't want anyone else deciding my fate or…

My Hermitage

Hermitage her·mit·age [ˈhərmədij] NOUN hermitages (plural noun) the dwelling of a hermit, especially when small and remote. life or condition of a hermit (the Hermitage ) a major art museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, containing…

More About Camels and Straws

Nemo me impune lacessitThe straw that broke the camel’s back. We are all familiar with the expression and presumably it’s meaning. Anybody and everybody can carry a burden, but there is a limit to each…

The Abyss of Ignorance

Why Zarathustra? At my weekly therapy session I allowed myself to vent my frustrations about having no one to "talk shop" with. I learn math and love it, but in a vacuum. Once the class…

Meta Mathematics

God Does ArithmeticIt's the first day of spring classes and I'm always so excited to get started. My Introduction to Mathematical Proofs class is going to be very, very rewarding. I walk around thinking that…

Ellipses and Prelapsarian Monsters

There Be Monsters It has been a week since my last post. I doubt my absence was particularly noticed or led to speculation about my doings. Nothing special has been going on. It is the…